October 19, 2007 Subject:
Paul K's Best
This is PK's best album and one of the best records released in the 90's. The theme of suffering is explored through rock and folk. Now that this is free there is no excuse not to get it. For fans of Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Job.
October 4, 2007 Subject:
best unknown rock 'n' roll songwriter alive
Paul K is America's best unknown living rock 'n' roller. He's a great, great songwriter and a fabulous guitarist to boot. On this album, he downplays the Jim Thompson/James Ellroy-influences a tad and writes about another kind of all-Americanism - flying saucers, specifically the Roswell incident and how it affects a farming couple. That's a pretty general description of the album's story - oh yes, did I mention this is a concept album? - but the narrative flow is less important than the emotional moments each song portrays. Lyrics and music meld in as close to perfect harmony as any rock album has ever come. "Wilderness of Mirrors," the gorgeous "Overture" and a spectacular cover of the Spinners' "Living a Little, Laughing a Little" are the highlights of an insanely great record. What's even scarier is that this is Paul's third 5-star album in a row (following Love is a Gas and Achilles Heel). Get it and get in on America's greatest unknown songwriter.